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I'm attempting to install and run Foldit on my laptop running Fedora 13 (i686). I extracted the files, but when I double click on the exec, nothing happens. I have install the latest version of freeglut, but still am unable to run the program. I'm still somewhat of a novice linux user, so it may be something simple, but I'm simply not sure what's going on. When I attempt to run Foldit in the terminal, I get this:

[Sara@localhost ~]$ /home/Sara/Downloads/Foldit/Foldit
Cannot open local version file: version-binary.txt.
Foldit Error: The game has previously not started up correctly.
If this problem persists, please install the latest version.
Foldit Error: Could not load library: cmp-binary-00000000000000000000000000000000/game_library.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

So, anyone out there able to help me?

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i asked my friend ethoxyethaan (nick.hermans.be@gmail.com) what this could be, he said the following:

first type the following:

chmod -R +rwx /home/Sara/Downloads/Foldit/

then check if the files version-binary.txt and cmp-binary-000000000000000000000000/game_liberary.so are actually there, if they aren't try re-extracting and if the problem persists, try redownloading the file.

hope this helps

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Kubuntu user here

Kubuntu user here, i'll see if i can help

the problem looks like your not launching fold.it from inside its own directory,same thing happens if you try to just double click on Foldit from the GUI. you'll have to "cd" into the directory first

i keep my copy in /home/username/Foldit
so from a console in my home directory, i "cd Foldit" into that directory first and then just "./Foldit"

try "cd Downloads/Foldit" and then "./Foldit"

you already have the required freeglut library so it should start up without any more errors

let me know how things work out or if you get any new errors

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destrictor -- tried the

destrictor -- tried the command and checked the files, all there, still getting the error. I will re-download later tonight and try again.

Judecca -- Tried your commands and now am getting this:
Foldit Error: The game has previously not started up correctly.
If this problem persists, please install the latest version.
Foldit Error: Could not load library: cmp-binary-c8003abbbace63be438e1d275a08abfa/game_library.so: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied.
So...slightly different but I'm still not sure what it means. Ideas?

thom001 -- using that command I'm running i686.

Thanks for the help so far. I am unfamilar with Fedora (usually use Ubuntu) so some of this is quite new to me.

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one im sure

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Foldit Error: The game has previously not started up correctly.
Try delete files "startup" and "initial_run". If not helps delete catalog and unpack IT again.

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F13 error

Hi I also get this problem, I'm using Fedora13 x86_64

[tim@vosto browser]$ cd Foldit
[tim@vosto Foldit]$ ls
cmp-binary-00000000000000000000000000000000 Foldit
cmp-binary-f0086b39c52edf55020917399bd120fe README
cmp-database-307d41cd20e292f4c5d928df7ed9e08b version-binary.txt
cmp-resources-00000000000000000000000000000000 version-database.txt
cmp-resources-feac59fd1572efdfc1dd9e48cd7aee09 version-resources.txt
[tim@vosto Foldit]$ less README
[tim@vosto Foldit]$ ./Foldit
Foldit Error: Could not load library: cmp-binary-f0086b39c52edf55020917399bd120fe/game_library.so: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied.
[tim@vosto Foldit]$ sudo ./Foldit
[sudo] password for tim:
Foldit Error: The game has previously not started up correctly.
If this problem persists, please install the latest version.
Foldit Error: Could not load library: cmp-binary-f0086b39c52edf55020917399bd120fe/game_library.so: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied.

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I've been having issues on

I've been having issues on Fedora 13 x86_64 as well, i have all the prerequisites it seems, but i get this error:

Foldit Error: Could not load library: libglut.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

I'm attempting to run it in the console from inside the Foldit directory. if i do 'locate libglut.so.3' i get back:

/usr/lib64/libglut.so.3
/usr/lib64/libglut.so.3.9.0

is Foldit just looking for the library somewhere else perhaps?

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got this on my own

got this on my own actually... needed freeglut.i686 installed too, not just the x86_64 version

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